8 SUMMER-FRIENDLY MEN'S FRAGRANCES
AFTERSHAVES WITH GREAT SUMMERY AROMAS
It can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to aftershave - You know the drill, you compliment a certain fragrance and it becomes all you ever receive for birthdays and Christmas' for the rest of your life. Ok, you might have a hundred bottles of Boss Orange to wade your way through but really, as the seasons change so should your aftershave, so leave it on the stock pile for now and take a look at some of these great summery aromas.
Hermès, Terre d’Hermès
One of the best selling colognes of the season - A masculine, woody aroma with hints of grapefruit and green notes. The Terre d'Hermes bottle design is also clinical and minimal - something we admire here at MenswearStyle.
Acqua Di Parma, Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi
With notes of bergamot, lemon, jasmine and fig wood this is a great summer choice with a refreshing and energising feel. A solid aftershave for men looking for a fruity but elegant scent this summer.
Maison Martin Margiela, Replica ‘At The Barber’s’
MMM’s Replica colognes were made to replicate familiar smells which would take the wearer back to specific moments and locations. The ‘At The Barber’s fragrance is described as having “shaving and leathery notes” and contains hints of lavender, rosemary and geranium essence, making it a perfect summer scent.
Comme Des Garcons, Wonderwood
In spite of what you may have heard, Wonderwood is not strictly a winter fragrance, in fact it works particularly well in the summer months too. With notes of sandlewood, patchouli and Virginia cedar, this is a great woody, manly aroma, perfect for summer evenings.
Tom Ford, Neroli Portofino
This fragrance is inspired by the luxury Italian Riviera town of Portofino and boasts a crisp, effervescent quality. Featuring Tunisian neroli, orange flower, mandarin, Sicilian lemon and amber, it is an uplifting citrus scent made for the summer.
Byredo Parfums, Mister Marvelous
Mister Marvelous is a light, breezy aroma containing hints of amber and cedarwood nestling underneath top notes of mandarin and neroli – a surprising combination but one that we think you’ll agree works well.
Paul Smith, Sunshine
A slightly cheaper but by no means inferior option is this light, woody fragrance from Paul Smith. With a base of oakmoss, incense and cedar, balanced with fruity notes of grapefruit; Sunshine is a great option for your summer aftershave - available for both him and her.
The Motley, Palo Santo
Lesser-known brand The Motley make unusual fragrances which have gained them a strong cult following of people who tend to find traditional aromas a tad dull. Their limited edition scent, Palo Santo is a smoky yet summery scent which is sure to become popular this year.